Medical Moment: Smoking during pregnancy can damage generations

Published: Jan. 11, 2021 at 5:32 PM EST
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - Pregnant women who smoke could be hurting their future grandchildren.

The story’s in today’s medical moment.

Nearly nine percent of pregnant women still smoke during pregnancy.

Now, as Martie Salt reports, scientists say the effects of this unhealthy habit may be worse, and more long-term, than they ever thought.

Currently, the FDA is proposing 13 new warnings for cigarette packs and ads, which include two danger notices on the effects of smoking and children.

One says: “Smoking during pregnancy stunts fetal growth,” and the other reads: “Tobacco smoke can harm your children.”

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